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Drop in care use boosts health insurer 3Q earnings
San Francisco Chronicle

The use of health care services tumbled in the third quarter, helping insurers report better-than-expected earnings and raise their 2010 profit forecasts.

But people haven’t stopped seeing the doctor; they’re just filing fewer claims than they did last year, when the unemployed were drawing on subsidized health insurance and the flu was more prominent that’s been this year.